Breastmilk · Exclusive Pumping · Motherhood · Parenting

Pro vs. Cons of Exclusively Pumping

I’m going to start with the bad news first because it is always much better to end things on a good note versus a sour one. Cons: Pumping is Uncomfortable — There is no comfortable way to pump. Period. It Hurts — Goes along with uncomfortable, but the fact is that you can’t wear normal… Continue reading Pro vs. Cons of Exclusively Pumping

Breastmilk · Exclusive Pumping · Family · Fortifying Breastmilk · Motherhood · Parenting · Pediatricians

Exclusive Pumping Club

I’ve joined an exclusive club.  And when I say exclusive, I really mean it.  I’ve joined the Exclusive Pumping Club.  It isn’t that common among mothers (although it is definitely growing in popularity), but most mothers when given the choice to exclusively breastfeed vs. exclusive pumping would choose the former. Let me explain what Exclusive… Continue reading Exclusive Pumping Club

Family · Motherhood · Parenting

My First Mother’s Day

Ok, so I started writing this a month ago.  But life with a newborn is busy and I seriously get 5 seconds to myself so that is why this post has taken me so long. Here it is… First and foremost, Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful women out there! This isn’t just a… Continue reading My First Mother’s Day

Family · Infertility · Labor & Delivery · Motherhood · Parenting

Welcome to the World Declan!!

My miracle baby is finally here! Declan (Deck-lun) arrived on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 8:19pm.  He weighed 5 lbs 8.9 oz and was 17 ½ in. It has been an amazing journey to get him into this world and it seems utterly surreal that he is actually here and I can hold him… Continue reading Welcome to the World Declan!!

Pregnancy

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Cry If I Want To

It was my 31st birthday yesterday!!! I can’t believe that I am over 30 now! I always thought by 30 I would be married, own a home, have 2 beautiful kids and already be working as a teacher. Well… the timing of my life has been off, but I will have all of those things… Continue reading It’s My Birthday and I’ll Cry If I Want To

Family · Infertility · Pregnancy

We’re Having a Boy!!

Now that finally both sides of the family know we are happy to officially announce it!!! WE’RE HAVING A BOY!!!   I “knew” all along that it was going to be a boy.  I had had dreams of a little boy previous to finding out.  I guess my  intuition was right. We are so excited… Continue reading We’re Having a Boy!!

IVF · Pregnancy

21 Weeks 4 days

I haven’t done one of these posts really yet. I am going to try and do my best with weekly posts and updates on how the rest of my pregnancy goes. I am 21 weeks, 4 days.  I wish I could say that the morning sickness is gone, but it has yet to leave me.… Continue reading 21 Weeks 4 days

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20 Weeks and We Now Know the Gender

On Thanksgiving day, November 26, 2015, I was 20 weeks along.  I kept making little benchmarks that if I made it so far along that everything will go smoothly.  Well, I have finally made it to 20 weeks! This was the last benchmark that I made for myself.  This was the BIG benchmark!! We had… Continue reading 20 Weeks and We Now Know the Gender